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Everything you need to know about how to find — and keep — your job, plus the latest news on developments impacting the job market.

Why Military Personnel Make Ideal IT Pros

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By Chris LaPoint Every year, approximately 250,000 military personnel leave the service to return to civilian life. When the home front beckons, many will be looking to become IT professionals, a role that, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, is among the fastest growing jobs in the country. How their field skills will translate to the back office is something to ponder. With the advent of virtualization, mobile, and the cloud, IT changes faster than the wind,… continue…

Smartwatches (and App Builders) Face Challenges

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At least one research firm really does think wearable electronics will become the Next Big Thing. Analysts at IHS believe that the wearable-electronics market will increase to 800 million units shipped in 2023, a stratospheric increase from the 54 million units shipped this year. Over the next nine years, segment revenue could rise from $300 million to $22.7 billion. Click here to find wearable electronics-related jobs. But that rise isn’t inevitable: According to IHS analyst Sweta Dash, wearable electronics such… continue…

Austin Seems Poised for Even More Tech Growth

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What’s New This Quarter Everyone likes Austin—including Forbes, which ranked the city second on its recent list of Best U.S. Cities for Future Job Growth. Forbes projects the annual job growth at 4.1 percent, which mirrors the unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Austin Technology Council predicts that 9,000 new tech jobs will be created in the city by 2017. Dice also picked up on this positive trend, crunching the numbers in August to find that Texas as a whole… continue…

New York City Launches Digital.NYC for Tech Pros

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If you’re a tech pro based in New York, it might be worth taking a look at the new Digital.NYC hub launched by the city government. The website is a database of startups, investors, jobs, and upcoming events—many of which are discoverable via an interactive map of the city. For most tech pros, the area of most interest is probably the Resources section, which includes everything from business-planning guides to volunteering opportunities. Click here to find tech jobs in the… continue…

5 Hot Fields for Computer Science Grads

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Right now is a great time to be graduating with a computer science degree; but with myriad opportunities available, what kind of jobs should you be applying for? You can start by asking yourself these two questions: What do you like doing? Where do you see yourself in the future? Here are five computer science-friendly fields that you may want to consider. Startups The computer science grad with a solid general skill set would do well to begin a career… continue…

Big Data’s Growing Role in Technical Hiring

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Under pressure to recruit and retain top talent, large employers are increasingly turning to predictive analytics as a key element in their hiring and retention practices. For now, the focus is on using personality tests to identify promising front-line employees, such as call center or sales people. But the use of Big Data—and the pressure on HR departments to harness it in measurable ways—is growing. Does that mean software engineers and other technology pros will face personality testing on the… continue…

What DISH Wants in Its Tech Workers

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DISH is a direct-broadcast satellite service company that provides satellite television, satellite Internet, audio programming, and interactive television services to commercial and residential customers nationwide. Headquartered in Meridian, Colo., DISH employs more than 30,000 individuals and operates in 180 locations across the U.S. Over 1,000 employees make up its substantial tech team. Click here to find jobs related to satellite television. The company is currently recruiting for a variety of technology positions ranging from entry to senior level. Across the… continue…

Recruiter Tips for Making a Job Comeback

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Anyone who’s been out of work for several months, or even a couple years, knows they run the risk of a prospective employer dismissing them as “long-term unemployed” and placing their resume at the bottom of the pile. Despite that challenge, it’s possible to beat the odds. Matt Brosseau of Chicago staffing firm Instant Technology has been able to help a few candidates who’ve been out of work for what, at least in tech time, is eons. “It can be… continue…

The Tech Startup That Paid a Million for a CEO

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Last week, an interesting story in TechCrunch highlighted how a burgeoning technology industry is lifting the salaries of the chief executives tasked with managing everything from wet-behind-the-ears startups to publicly traded giants. The TechCrunch article featured an anecdote about a hot startup offering a $1 million signing bonus to any chief executive willing to lead it, only to find that offer rejected in favor of another (and presumably richer) one. “We haven’t seen anything like this since 1999,” Brad Stadler, founder… continue…

Sample Resume: Freelance iOS Developer

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William “Bill” Rodgers willrodgers@email.com 000.555.1212 300 North Street, Unit A San Jose, CA 00000 Portfolio: [Insert URL] LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/wrodgers GitHub: www.github.com/iOSguru Freelance iOS Developer Summary: Results-oriented iOS developer with more than three years’ experience writing highly readable, clean, maintainable source code. Developed more than 15 applications for iPhone and iPad that offer users an intuitive, friendly interface, and successfully executed more than 75 updates to existing applications for a variety of small to mid-size companies. Results include robust downloads, activations, session lengths,… continue…